James Milton Lane

james lane
James Milton Lane, 89, of Danville, Kentucky died June 8, 2021. Born March 25, 1932 in Ellisburg, Kentucky he was the son of the late Benjamin “Berry” Franklin and Aleine “Dean” Camden Lane. He graduated from Hustonville High School. James was a member of the United States Army who served during the Korean War in the Marshall Islands during nuclear and atomic testing. He also served as a tank trainer at Fort Knox and was a member of the Military Police. He worked at Matsushita as a receiving inspector and was a member of Willow Grove Baptist Church. James enjoyed hunting, camping, trout fishing, vegetable gardening and spending time with his family. He is predeceased by his wife Joan Rankin Lane; son, Gary Wayne Lane; brothers Lucian Lane, Jack Lane, Earl Lane; sisters Pearl, Jenny, Addie, and Josephine Taylor. He is survived by his two sons, Larry (Linda) Nelson Lane of Lexington and Michael Joe Lane of Harrodsburg. Public visitation will be held from 5 to 7 pm, Monday, June 14, 2021 at Stith Funeral Home in Danville. Funeral service will be 1 pm, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at Stith Funeral Home in Danville. Rev. Johnny Thompson will officiate. Burial will be in Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be the Willow Grove Men’s Sunday School. Visitation: 5 pm-7pm Monday at Stith Funeral Home in Danville Funeral : 1pm Tuesday at Stith Funeral Home in Danville Burial: Camp Nelson National Cemetery

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  1. I delivered meals from The Gathering Place to Mr. Lane, before the pandemic. Mr. Lane was one of the finest people I know!!!! Every week I looked so forward to our short visits, as did my husband who got to know Mr. Lane and my friend who had previously delivered with me. I had so hoped to return to delivering meals so I could see Mr. Lane again. I will miss him and consider it an honor that I could call him my friend. Prayers for all of you!

  2. Mr. Lane is such a gentle soul, and we always looked forward to seeing him, and we will certainly miss him!

  3. I worked with James at Whirlpool/Matsushita. He was a lovely man and it was always a pleasure to visit with him. I will keep him and his family in my prayers. Laura Embree

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